McMurtry’s Spéirling PURE, first commercial fan car, debuts at Goodwood Festival.
Enhanced Downforce-on-Demand system enables record-breaking 3G cornering at accessible speeds.
Limited production of 100 units with deliveries starting in 2025.
Legendary fan car technology is making a comeback, with McMurtry Automotive announcing the unveiling of its Spéirling PURE at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new track car, the first commercially available sealed skirt fan car, brings the exhilarating performance of record-breaking vehicles within reach of track driving enthusiasts.
The Spéirling PURE boasts the patented Downforce-on-Demand Fan System, promising a unique driving experience and superior traction. This system, unaffected by yaw angle or wind direction, offers the greatest benefit in low and medium speed corners. It enables the car to achieve an exceptional 3G cornering, even in the tightest corners on Grand Prix Circuits such as Silverstone’s ‘The Loop’ and ‘Village’, or the renowned Monaco hairpin, provided track access is obtained.
Powering this formidable performance is a 1000bhp peak output motor, energized by a 60 kWh battery system developed with Molicel. The battery can be fast-charged in under 20 minutes, fitting seamlessly into premium track programmes like the GT1 Sports Club. The PURE is anticipated to handle ten laps of Silverstone National at record pace before requiring a recharge, all the while potentially unlocking higher speeds for shorter qualifying simulations.
The Spéirling PURE’s dimensions stand at 1.02m in height, 1.58m in width, and 3.45m in length, maintaining a sub 1000kg weight. The streamlined body shape, with the driver both the lowest and tallest point in the car, optimizes aerodynamics and energy consumption. Furthermore, the car features a carbon fibre monocoque designed to meet motorsport standards, catering to drivers up to 6ft 7” (2.0m) and 150kg.
The Validation Prototype (VP1) will be introduced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will be stationed in the supercar paddock neighbouring the start line. Pre-production prototypes are set to follow in 2024, with the final production limited to 100 units. Deliveries will commence in 2025, with the price starting from £820,000 (around $1,3M CAD).
Thomas Yates, founding director of McMurtry, and Max Chilton, development driver, both attest to the Spéirling PURE’s revolutionary potential in motorsport.
“The Spéirling PURE will herald a new era on the track. The sound, grip, acceleration, aesthetics and technology of this car are distinct. Witnessing the car as a spectator or from the cockpit offers a rare and exhilarating experience,” said Yates.